First - what's a Silhouette? Several of my friends asked the same question when I was telling them how excited I was about it. This is a cutting machine. Basically it will cut out whatever I ask it to cut out.
So, for my first project, I made Heart Attacks to mail to my grandparents, my friend stationed in Baghdad, and one of my cousins in college. I got a gift card for their on-line shop and downloaded the girl with heart design into my Silhouette. You can see how the machine cuts out parts.
I then had to take the pieces and glue them together - this created several different girls.
Then, I downloaded a cool font off the internet. I found this font on Pinterest but really you can use any font. The Silhouette will cut out almost every font - but it helps if it's not too "delicate" - the thinner, the harder it is to remove from the Silhouette mat without damaging it. (As I said, I am still a beginner).
I then had the Silhouette cut hearts out of tons of different papers - different sizes and styles. I just downloaded one sheet of heart designs from Silhouette, broke it apart, and then manipulated the hearts to fit. I used 12x12, 8x10, and 8" squared papers. Double-sided paper works best for this type of project.
I bought these heart envelopes at my local post office. Packed it all up and off my "heart attacks" to bring a little cheer to someone's day.